Tag: Preparation for Death

On the Holy Communion

ON THE HOLY COMMUNION “Take ye, and eat: this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 Let us consider the great gift which Jesus Christ has bestowed

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On the Love of God

ON THE LOVE OF GOD “Let us therefore love God, because God hath first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Consider, in the first place, that

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On Perseverance

ON PERSEVERANCE “He that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13 St. Jerome says, that many begin well, but few persevere.

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On Prayer

ON PRAYER “Ask, and it shall be given you; for every one that asketh receiveth.” Luke 11:9,10 Not only in this, but in a thousand

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On Heaven

ON HEAVEN “Your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” John 16:20 Let us at present animate ourselves with the hope of heaven, to bear patiently

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Remorses of the Damned

REMORSES OF THE DAMNED “Their worm dieth not.” Mark 9:47 According to St. Thomas [Aquinas], this worm, which dieth not, is to be understood of

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On the Eternity of Hell

ON THE ETERNITY OF HELL “And these shall go into everlasting punishment.” Matthew 25:46 Were hell not eternal, it should not be hell. Torments which

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On the Pains of Hell

ON THE PAINS OF HELL “And these shall go into everlasting punishment.” Matthew 25:46 In committing sin, the sinner does two evils. He abandons God,

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On the General Judgment

ON THE GENERAL JUDGMENT “The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgment.” cf Psalm 9:17 At present, there is no one in this world

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On the Particular Judgment

ON THE PARTICULAR JUDGMENT “We must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 Consider the appearance, the accusation, the examination, and

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On Evil Habits

ON EVIL HABITS “The wicked man, when he is come into the depth of sins contemneth.” cf Proverbs 18:3 The evil inclination to sin is

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